BANDUNG - West Java Provincial Government through West Java Provincial Plantation Office has a high attention on the provision of superior seeds of plantation crops and development of seed cultivators of plantation crops spread in West Java. This is reinforced by the increasing demand for Java Preanger Arabica coffee.
Head of West Java Provincial Plantation Office, Arief Santosa, said that the increase in demand for Java Preanger Arabica coffee must be utilized by increasing productivity, yield quality. "Increasing the competitiveness of coffee products shall be preceded by the appropriate use of high quality coffee seeds, ie, appropriate varieties / clones, quantity, quality, time, place / location and price at the user level, in accordance with the provisions of Government Regulation Number 44 of 1995 Germination of Plants, "he said.
This is what according to Arief, became the foundation of West Java Bandung Java Coffee, on the next (23/12/17), in the Gedung Sate courtyard, Bandung as a title to improve education, socialization, promotion, appreciation of the benefits of Java Preanger Arabica coffee drink to the wider community .
"Interestingly there will be a Brewing Coffee event with the Governor of West Java followed by more than 1000 baristas and coffee lovers all over Indonesia, from Aceh, Riau, South Sulawesi, East Kalimantan and Java to get World Records," he said at Gedung Sate, Friday (22/12/17).
"This brewing event will be coupled with the Launching of Coffee and Indigofera Seed Assistance, Geographical Indication of Geographical Indication Protection (MPIG) Java Preanger Coffee, Submission of Local Superior Varieties of Coffee, Chocolate Coffee, and Green Shoot Coffee, Submission of Road To Java Coffee Book and Tea Parahyangan, "he added.
"We hope West Java Bandung Lautan Kopi can be one of the events that stimulate Coffee Preanger Java stay victorious in the World Market and certainly improve the welfare of the community, especially coffee farmers of West Java," he said.
Furthermore, Arief explained, in maintaining West Java Coffee Quality World, West Java Provincial Government has and will distribute the help of certified quality and certified coffee seeds to farmers up to 10 million seeds from 2014 to 2017.
The goal in 2017 is to increase the area of ??Arabica coffee plantation by using 5 million tree seeds equal to 2,000 ha with plant spacing of 2 x 2 meters, increase the use of arabica coffee seed which is superior quality and certified in planters as much as 2.4% and increase production, productivity and quality of arabica coffee in West Java the average production of arabica coffee Sigararutang Variety 1,500 kg / ha.
"In addition to the help of coffee seeds, as well as Indigofera seed assistance as much as 200,000 trees for breeders in West Java, with protein content ranging from 27-31%, 13014% fiber, 75-78% digestibility rate, so very good as a forage concentrate either as a feed single or mixed feed, "he said.
According to him, Indigofera in terms of technical cultivation is also easy to cultivate even drought resistant in addition to functioning for conservation as anchoring erosion and improve soil structure.